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What It Takes

Dave Brailsford

A riveting account of how Dave Brailsford turned the GB cycling team into the most successful Olympic team ever, responsible for the triumphs of Hoy, Pendleton et al, and how he masterminded two consecutive British victories in the Tour de France with Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome with Team Sky. But much more than a story of riders and races, Brailsford lays bare his motivational methods and management skills, from his philosophy of making marginal gains to maximise results, to achieving remarkable individual and team successes by alligning goal harmonies. These principles can be applied to sports teams, businesses and for personal development.

Dave Brailsford was born in 1964 in Derby and grew up in North Wales. He is the performance director of British Cycling and the general manager of Team Sky. In 2012 his rider Bradley Wiggins became the first Briton ever to win the Tour de France. 12 months later he repeated the feat with Chris Froome at the 2013 Tour de France. At the London Olympics GB cyclists delivered eight golds, and Brailsford was awarded a Knighthood in the Queen's New Years Honours.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
01/01/2099
Category
  • Biography and Memoir
  • BUSINESS, ECONOMICS AND LAW
Format TPS
234 x 153mm
Extent
352
US
Penguin
Translation
Penguin
Film
Dave Brailsford
Serial
Penguin
Audio (Unabridged)
Penguin
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